Sights & Attractions in Boston


Things to Do in Downtown Boston

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
Benjamin Franklin Statue/Boston Latin School
This stop on the Freedom Trail commemorates the famous revolutionary...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Downtown Boston
Boston Massacre Site
Directly in front of the Old State House a circle of cobblestones...
Memorials / Monuments Downtown Boston
Boston Opera House
Originally the B. F. Keith Memorial Theatre in the days of vaudeville...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown Boston
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
After a lengthy renovation, the museum reopened in the summer...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Boston
Boston Tea Party Site
The Boston Tea Party occurred on Atlantic Avenue near Congress...
Memorials / Monuments Downtown Boston
Children's Museum
Most children have so much fun here that they don't realize they're...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Boston
Boston's Chinatown may seem small, but it's said to be the third...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Boston
Christopher Columbus Park
It's a short stroll from the Financial District to a view of...
Parks Downtown Boston
Federal Reserve Tower
On Atlantic Avenue, across from South Station, is this striking...
Financial Institutions Downtown Boston
King's Chapel
Both somber and dramatic, King's Chapel looms over the corner...
Religious Sites Downtown Boston
King's Chapel Burying Ground
Legends linger in this oldest of the city's cemeteries. Glance...
Cemeteries Downtown Boston
Leather District
Opposite South Station and inside the angle formed by Kneeland...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Boston
Memorial to the Irish Famine
A reminder of the rich immigrant past of this most Irish of American...
Memorials / Monuments Downtown Boston
New England Aquarium
This aquarium challenges you to imagine life under and around...
Zoos / Aquariums Downtown Boston
Old City Hall
Just outside this site sits Richard S. Greenough's bronze statue...
Government Buildings Downtown Boston
Old Corner Bookstore Site
Through these doors, between 1845 and 1865, passed some of the...
Houses / Mansions Downtown Boston
Old South Meeting House
This is the second-oldest church building in Boston, and were...
Religious Sites Downtown Boston
Old State House
This colonial-era landmark has one of the most recognizable facades...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Boston
Rowes Wharf
Take a Beacon Hill redbrick town house, blow it up to the nth...
Marinas / Piers Downtown Boston
South Station
The colonnaded granite structure is the terminal for all Amtrak...
Transportation Sites Downtown Boston
State Street
During the 19th century State Street was headquarters for banks...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Boston
U.S. Custom House
This 1847 structure resembles a Greek Revival temple that appears...
Architectural Sites Downtown Boston
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